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44marty
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

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Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

Love, God

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

God works for the US postal service?!!

Nice story, wish there were more outcomes and generosity like this.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

very qute story and yes the kleenex did come in handy it reminded me of all the faithfull pooches that have moved on to the big duckpond in the sky.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

Thats beautiful...moved me.....
What a great way of celebrating your daughter and your dog

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

That was so sweet Marty!

Suz

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

Touching story, thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

I am sorry to hear about your dog Marty,
I just have got my dog for 9 months to date and I have already got really attached to her.
I cannot imagine without her, my wife and both my daughters would be devastated..

I am glad that someone took time to do the good deed replying to your daughter.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

Gotta be the sweetest thing I ever read.

Yikes- got something in my eye! No, I aint ballin', shut up!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
I am sorry to hear about your dog Marty,
I just have got my dog for 9 months to date and I have already got really attached to her.
I cannot imagine without her, my wife and both my daughters would be devastated..

I am glad that someone took time to do the good deed replying to your daughter.

Not my dog or daughter - Just had this post forwarded to my e-mail by a friend.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: have your Kleenex handy . . . Reply with quote

A internet friend of mine in Lake Charles, LA Snopes'd this one. It IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY!!!!!

www.snopes.com/glurge/abbey.asp

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